Subject: Re: "k"bytes or "K"bytes?
To: Simon Burge <>
From: Jukka Marin <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/24/1999 12:01:18
On Sun, Oct 24, 1999 at 06:48:44PM +1000, Simon Burge wrote:
> A minor nit - when we use an abbreviation for "kilo", should we use the
> lower case "k" or upper case "K"?  A little search which altavista shows
> that "k" is the correct abbreviation, yet we seem to use "K" in various
> places.  Should these be changed?

I have seen "k" being used for 1000 and "K" for 1024, but I don't think
this is an "official" way of doing things.. (and it doesn't work for mega,
giga, etc., anyway).